A big Sigh of Relief first! And then, a bigggggg Wohooooooooooooooooooo :))))))))))) What a month, hey November 2010, you totally rocked :) Last day, Last alphabet and a Last post, until next time of course!
I am not in a mood to compose anything today. This is going to be a short and sweet Bye-Bye to the Z-A challenge in 26 days. A big Appreciating Applause for Leo, the host of this challenge and an even bigger pat on my back for the Accomplishment :)
The day i decided to do it, i was excited. In the mean time, their were days when i was short of words, ideas, time, commitment and enthusiasm. Inspite, i decided not to quit, only to experience this feeling that i am having today. I am on cloud nine.
Thanks to all those who have been following, reading, commenting, not commenting, suggesting and most of all, having fun! The idea was to Create and have fun. Their was nothing to compete against anyone. The goal was to challenge yourself, which i did and won :)
Now, huh! Its time to take a break :) I will be off to Bintan, Indonesia, for the weekend and will update here only after that. Its our 3rd anniversary :))))))))
Oh come on now, not a booze bar of course! I am talking about the "Max Brenner Chocolate Bar". Yummmmmmm!
This place in Singapore serves irresistible chocolate delicacies that are deliciously creamy and rich. I had a Hug Mug Hot Chocolate. What an interesting name! Equally interesting is the menu, crockery and their presentation style. I pretty much chose my hot chocolate after loving the picture of this mug. It doesn't have a handle to hold on to, you just have to hug it and savor your hot drink to experience the heaven :)
Ya ya, i know, you all chocolate lovers out there are wanting to have a sip or two right now, isn't it? Don't give a damn about calories for now, just go and make yourself a cuppa hot CHOCOLATE and try to satisfy that insatiable craving you are having in this very moment :))
For Ridima, my little sister who is Not so little. Ya, she is 5'8" and four years younger than me :( OMG, i look like, shhhh shh shh...ya, really short in front of her....you know, wink wink! Well, she is a darling and more or less, a part of me.
Her tantalizing eyes, captures every glimpse, Her dark long hair, with a natural crimp, Her soothing smile with a sparkling crisp, Two cute Dimples, beauty at its tip!
She's a darling, She's a sweetheart, How i miss her, Its hard to depart!
A part of me she is, The love we share, Will only increase, An understanding, That will never cease!
Frustration at its peak, Tensions continue to creep, Letting my stable mind creak, And they call me, a stress freak!
Why o why?
New country, new place, new people, and most of all, new visa rules... Every day is coming with a new surprise lately, i feel i almost have the right to be stressed out. 24th November will be a memorable day for me this year onwards. Situation had almost slipped from my hands today...some goodwill somewhere saved me, i think. I need some positive energy here. I feel awful :(
This is a video that i simply adoreeeeee :) Just watch her, Ayona, she is world's cutest little thing! She gives a speech where she makes the mythology and Lord Ganesha's story sound interesting and cute :)
Notice, she says, "Ganeepati Pappa Moraya" :PPP instead of Ganpati Bappa Moraya!!!
Yes...she is the one who is loaded with millions of PJ's. Did i tell you she keeps reminding you about her birthday on every 10th of the year till November? Everyone will like to be the first one to pull her leg...thatshow she is built, you know! Don't trust her if she says she is not emotional. She will act like the strongest person on this earth in front of you and cry like a baby when she is away. She manages to be the favorite in the bunch, i still don't know how :PP She can make friends with all ages, all genders, all races, no ifs and buts. She falls in the genre of people who effortlessly share your secrets but don't find it easy to open their own book. You can barely tell, A isher best friend and B is not, she likes C more and D irritates her :P
She has this little appearance with a few centimeters of height ;) & a few pounds here and there that she weighs but a massively huge heart that can fit just anyone inside her.
Another amongst my dear ones, H for Hemali. She reserved this alphabet for herself when i was still writing Y. She didn'thave to. I wouldn't have wrote H for anything else other than the lovely, Hemali :)
I found on the journey of life, This, One, darling friend, Our bond reaching heights, There is nothing to descend.
A heavenly friend, that Hemali has been to me, i am heart-fully thankful to God for how such relations have happened to be a part of my life. This hard to find, Heteroclitic breed, Hemali, how i love her :)
And saw it lying by the rock, Trying to make its way to the sky, A bird, hurt wings, Implumous, Sigh! I sat by this bird, watching it strive, And felt so helpless, to see it rive! I wish i had super powers, to make it fly, Would have granted feathers, to see it up high!
I have saved every post-it note she gave me, I remember every tea talk i have had with her, I miss her when i recall how she woke me up on lazy mornings, I was fond of the midnight gossip we did laying in our beds, I crave for those brownies we baked at half passed 12, I feel the need for her wisdom words in my melancholy times, I learnt to write a few bengali alphabets with her, I got inspired to read books from her, I shared all facts "about me" with her and if i didn't, she figured it out, somehow!
Most people call her Kay-jee, short for Kathakali Ghosh. I call her KG. Few relations just click, no explanations needed. This one is out of those few for me. My room-mate, KG, we lived together for a very small span. However, the connection was instant. The day she left Birmingham, i felt empty deep down in my heart and since then we haven't met as of today. Her last image in my eyes is still clear, she said, " Hum Milenge, Rona Nahi" ("we will meet, don't cry").
This post is for her. I look forward to meet her and give her a longing hug, hopefully soon :)
Electronic age definitely saves both, time and hassle, and hence email is the mosttttt convenient medium of conversation to date. However, emotions are more, ahhh, how do i say it, "flowy", yes flowy is exactly what i want to say, when hands actually write, not type. Writing letters is something that still needs pen and paper, i think! and you?
Lately it is kind of forgotten, Early on it used to be written, Technology shows its own wonder, Terminates dear old pen and paper, E-mail is now, what we prefer, Racks full of P-mail, is a mere clutter :(
A very old and repetitive custom in India and most of the world, girl has to take her husband's NAME after she gets married. I am not very much in favor of this tradition, custom or a mere freedom-attacking ritual. The first step into your marriage and you are compelled to do something you might not necessarily like.
I don't know how many girls agree but i strongly vote against this tradition. My name is my identity. World has known me by that name for years. Getting married doesn't mean you belong to a new world. Will the guy take his wives name and live by that for years? No. That wouldn't be fair,would it be?
A lot of Indian girls change both, their first and last names. So when i see a friend's request on facebook from a childhood friend, i simply ignore it. Why? Well i don't know who this XYZ is. Doesn't it scare you, being a non existing personality for people who have known you for years.
Parents give birth to a girl child, name her with all possible love in this world and she is asked to change it as soon as she ties a knot. So unfair.
I however am lucky when it comes to this. Mandar has never ever asked me to take his family name and dissolve my identity into his. So, i still remain Shalmalee Vaidya on my 26th birthday today, on the 15th November of 2010 :)
To Querl lazy in the Quilts To read random Quotes To eat Quadratini To be Quietsome at times To make few Quick-bucks here and there To spend Quality time with books To unfold the meaning in Quaint poems To be playfully Quizzical To collect Quadrins fallen on the streets :P To feel Queenly on days
and i wish, cozy was spelt as Qozy, curious as Qrious, cute as Qute and so on, i could have extended this list to 20 things i like to do with Q's :)
PS: Quirl: curl Quaint:unusual or different in character Quadrins: A small piece of money or a half cent Quizzical:mildly teasing or mocking
Effulging through the window, Light fills my room widespread. Utterly blissful morning it is, Candescent sun-beams embed. Eaves still loaded with sleep, Nevertheless hands try to open the curtain, To see the beautiful day ahead!
PS: Relucent: Bright, shining Resupine: Lying on the back Effulge: To shine forth, to beam Eaves: Eyelids or eyelashes
I have pretty much figured out that Singapore is not the place for clearance shopping. They say too many %'S off' here but it doesn't mean a whole lot. US was the place to knock out some awesome deals. Inspite of this fact, I was extremely excited to do my first clearance shopping in Singapore the other day. Heaps of clothes, oh how i love to get lost in those heapssssss :) Yes, i am a SALESALE SALE person, wink wink :*
So the offer was to pick any piece out of the massive stock and its yours for S$3. Fine Print: It may be defective!
and usually when i see such an offer, i almost always skip the fine print IMP note :) I picked up a couple of tops, checked or may be semi-checked them, paid at the counter, walked away.
Fine print again: No returns/No refunds! Hmmmm! Interesting!
Out of the six tops, one has a torn lace, one is zip-less and one is missing buttons.But what the heck....I just went back next day and got a sewing kit :PP Positive attitude you see :D
TAAL means Rhythm in Indian musical terms. This word takes a considerable space in my world!I am an engineer by profession but art is my soul.
One hundred % inclination towards dance, music and theatre, thats me, And Taal is a major part of all three.
Rhythm doesn't have a language, region or culture to it in my opinion. It is a free wave that spreads its own character. It makes your feet tap to its tunes irrespective of your origin, talent and rhythmic sense. You don't have to be a dancer to understand rhythm. You can absorb it all being a performer on stage as well as being a part of the audience, off stage.
I wish it wasn't necessary to graduate from a good school and have a commendable degree and and work and make money and live a life without actually living it! All i would have done is, written poems, danced around the world, played various instruments and would have learnt as many art forms as i can in one given life.
Thats my definition of LIVING! Unfortunately life is not fair to this extent.
The Vulcan statue is the largest cast iron statue in the world, and is the city symbol of Birmingham, Alabama, reflecting its roots in the iron and steel industry. The 56-foot (17 m) tall statue depicts the Roman god Vulcan, god of the fire and forge.
Here at the roots of VULCAN, we decided our fates for rest of our lives. Under this seventh-tallest free-standing statue in the United States, Mandar proposed me to be with him forever after the November of 2006. The parking lot in the premises of Vulcan holds a special place in my heart.
So, no matter how many more alphabetical blogging challenges i participate in, my V will always stand for Vulcan :)
What kind of a letter is X. I mean seriously, do we ever think about X in a right way? Think of it and you will realize, X is often used as a "cross mark", a "don't", a "not", a "wrong". X belongs to a negative category and is full of dryness. Believe me or not, i googled words starting with the alphabet X and more than 50% of the words name some kind of a disease...good god!
Here is what X says,
Please don't say i am X for XERIC, Why wont you rather think, i am unique !
I Know, I don't spell L for Love and B for Blossom But that doesn't mean i am not A for Awesome!
Yes, i know i stand for Wrong (X) I have been doing it all along, How otherwise would you praise Right ( ✓) If wrong is not sitting in its place uptight !!!
It takes courage, To be an X, To show all the negative sense, To let the positive dwell around you, Right now and hence :)
My world is small...colors, lights, dance, theater, music, poems, writing, coffee, tea, pleasant weather and flowers......
i love it all !!!
I prioritize practically but i love to dream !!!
I accept reality but imagination means more to me !!!
I live an ordinary life but i love to think extraordinary !!!